|Club||Nicole Gaines||Rockford Marlins||Rockford||IL|
|High School||Allison Smith|
|50yd free||50m free||100yd free||100m free||200yd free||200m free||400m free||500yd free||800m free||1000yd free||1500m free||1650yd free|
|50yd back||50m back||100yd back||100m back||200yd back||200m back|
|50yd fly||50m fly||100yd fly||100m fly||200yd fly||200m fly|
|200yd IM||200m IM||400yd IM||400m IM|
I love my sport. 10 years of hard work and memories have been rewarded with countless friendships, awards, and improvements. I hope to continue as long as I can in this amazing community, and continually improve myself and the team around me.
Within my sport, I was the captain of my high school swim team and took extreme pride in helping encourage growth and lifelong friendships for my teammates.
Outside of the pool, I've taken leadership positions as a student council representative, and President. I also have led the waterfront zone of Camp Lakotah, leading lifeguards in training, scheduling, and management.
Healthy is a word with many parts to it. Yes, physical health is important to maintain. I eat well, stay active year-round, sleep regularly, and keep away from unsafe habits or materials. Mental and emotional health also is a cornerstone of an athlete. Staying on top of your feelings or emotional state can help you as a whole and in the pool. Remaining conscious of your mental health can allow you to be a better teammate and a more dedicated athlete.
I am a dedicated community worker for my local YMCA. I work in childcare, lifeguarding, and teaching swim/water safety. Prior to COVID-19, I was active with Homeless Shelters in volunteering and food assistance.
My proudest contribution to my community is my work of planning and implementing a water safety course for inner-city youth, most with little to no swimming experience or safety knowledge. After a year of running, over 40 kids had gone through and passed the course!
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